Binghamton University Pipe Dream: Speakers talk fair elections, state budget at Binghamton forum – February 20, 2019

NY State of Politics: Edie Falco-Narrated Video Compares Big Money In Politics To Godzilla – February 20, 2019

Press Release: Edie Falco Stars in “NY vs Godzilla: Taking on Big Money” – February 20, 2019

Gotham Gazette: How New York Can Become a Real Democracy: Re-Center Race as Legislative Progress Continues – February 14, 2019

Gotham Gazette: Legislators Pursue Campaign Finance Reform for District Attorneys – February 13, 2019

City & State: Sen. Salazar: To combat dark money, New York needs fair elections – February 12, 2019

WAMC: Blair Horner: Test Of Albany’s Commitment To Reform Looms – February 11, 2019

Capital Tonight: Environmental Groups Calls For Public Financing – February 8, 2019

Capital Tonight: Reinvent Albany Releases Ethics Analysis – February 8, 2019

State of Politics: Campaign Contribution Ceiling Goes Up – February 6, 2019

Auburn Citizen: NY campaign contribution limits increase as Cuomo seeks to lower ceiling – February 6, 2019

NBC News Channel 13 (WNYT): Ralliers push for changes to NY state immigration and education systems – February 5, 2019 Deep-pocketed donors hold sway over New York politics, and all of us suffer: Sen. Biaggi – February 4, 2019

Syracuse Post-Standard: Sen. May: Let’s get big money out of NY politics (Commentary) – February 1, 2019

The Capitol Pressroom: Fair Elections – February 1, 2019

NPR: Advocates see new hope for publicly financed election campaigns in N.Y. – January 31, 2019

Capital Tonight: Fair Elections Coalition Grows To 200 Groups – January 31, 2019

U.S. News: Small Donors Silenced by Big Money in Politics – January 29, 2019

Press Release: Fair Elections Campaign to Albany: Great Start, Now Finish the Job – January 24, 2019

New York Times: Letter: Albany’s Progress on Voting: Two Cheers for Now – January 24, 2019

Capital Tonight: Elections Chair Sen. Myrie Talks Voting Bills – January 23, 2019

Capital Tonight: Cuomo Says He Won’t Back A Budget Deal Without Ethics – January 18, 2019

American Prospect: New York’s Democracy Reform Bill, and the Message It Sends – January 18, 2019

Gotham Gazette: Cuomo’s 2019 Agenda of Election, Campaign Finance and Government Ethics Reforms – January 17, 2019

Capital Tonight: Cuomo Calls For Lower Contribution Limits – January 16, 2019

New York Daily News: Fight for lower rents by fixing campaign finance: Moving to a system that prioritizes small-dollar donations will weaken the influence of the real-estate lobby – January 15, 2019

Press Release: Fair Elections Statement on New York State of the State Address – January 15, 2019

New York Daily News: Go the distance on civic reform: New York is taking strong steps for the first time in a generation; it must finish the job – January 14, 2019

Press Release: Fair Elections Statement on Election Reform Legislation – January 14, 2019

Press Release: Housing Groups Respond to Legislation to Close the LLC Loophole – January 14, 2019

Wall Street Journal: State Street: Albany Lawmakers Eye Campaign Finance Reform, but Activists Want More – January 13, 2019

News 12 Westchester: NY Democratic lawmakers seek ‘fair election’ legislation – January 9, 2019

Capital Tonight Morning Memo: Expanding Public Campaign Finance Laws – January 8, 2019

State of Politics: Here and Now – January 8, 2019

NewsChannel 34 Binghamton: Activists call for public financing of election campaigns – January 7, 2019

Fox 40: Coalition Wants Cuomo, Democrats To Make Election Reform Top Priority – January 7, 2019

New York Daily News: Groups urge Cuomo to lead nation on campaign finance reform – January 7, 2019

Buffalo News: Coalition wants ‘fair elections’ legislation to be Albany’s first priority – January 7, 2019

City & State New York: How rent regulation depends on closing the LLC loophole – January 7, 2019

Spectrum News: Proposed Election Reforms Would Impact How You Vote – January 7, 2019

Press Release: National Organizations Call on Cuomo to Lead the Nation on Fair Elections – January 7, 2019

Capital Tonight: Public Financing, Campaign Finance Changes On The Menu – January 4, 2019

Long Island Advance: Pass fair Elections early in 2019 – January 3, 2019

The American Prospect: A New Playing Field for Democracy Reform – December 24, 2018

WRVO: Lawmakers pledge voting reform in the new year – December 21, 2018

Press Release: Fair Elections for New York Campaign Applauds Momentum for Fair Elections as Governor Cuomo Lays out 2019 Agenda – December 17, 2018

Capital Tonight: Advocates Push For Early Vote On Election, Campaign Finance Reforms – December 14, 2018

The Max & Murphy Show: The Push for ‘Fair Elections for New York’ – December 5, 2018

Buffalo News: Letter: Small-donor match system would give public more say – December 5, 2018

Gotham Gazette: Agenda 2019: High Hopes for Long-Awaited Reforms – December 4, 2018

Reclaiming the Narrative, WXIR 100.9 FM: Money Out, People In: Statewide Coalition Calls On Albany to Pass Voting, Campaign Finance Reform – November 30, 2018

Albany Times-Union: Momentum for ‘Fair Elections Act’ puts pressure on Assembly – November 29, 2018

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Groups push state Senate to change election laws – November 29, 2018

NY1’s Capital Tonight: Push for a Publicly Funded Campaign Finance System – November 28, 2018

Albany Times-Union: Reform push combines Democratic interests, nonpartisan charities – November 27, 2018

New York Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: Prominent unions pushing for New York State to enact public campaign financing system – November 26, 2018

Politico’s New York Playbook: Unions push statewide public financing for campaigns – November 26, 2018

Press Release: Over 90 Organizations Call On Albany Leaders to Fix Democracy as the First Order of Business – November 26, 2018

Poughkeepsie Journal: Expand and protect voting rights: Letter – November 11, 2018




“Attempts to advantage big donors have featured prominently in the state’s scandals and convictions. That’s why public financing of elections is so necessary — and why the status quo can’t stand.”
Albany Times Union Editorial Board, February 13, 2019

“NYS Legislature has unique opportunity to fix Albany”
Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial Board, January 8, 2019

“Albany: Put New York’s Needs Before Your Own”
New York Times Editorial Board, December 20, 2018

“it is time to design and enact a fair, honest and affordable system of publicly-funded elections.”
Albany Times Union Editorial Board, November 10, 2018

“A new class of senators clobbered Independent Democratic Conference incumbents on platforms of wringing big money out of politics and will be raring to get the job done. The moment for change has arrived. Cuomo can get on board, or consider his third term a failure.”
New York Daily News Editorial Board , November 8, 2018

“The state should also consider adopting public financing of campaigns, a matching system that would take back power from well-funded special interests and make elections more competitive. Such a system has worked well, over all, for New York City.”
New York Times Editorial Board, Sept. 5, 2018

“Public financing of campaigns is probably the best solution to rid money from politics.”
Newsday Editorial Board, March 3, 2018

“They need to reduce the temptation and corruption that money has on elections following the example of New York City which is moving toward more public funding of elections and starting with the elimination of the loophole that allows some businesses to give unlimited amounts to favored candidates.”
Times Herald Record Editorial Board, November 7, 2018

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New Yorkers deserve a responsive, accountable government. Voter turnout in New York is among the lowest in the nation, due in part to antiquated procedures for registration and voting that discourage participation. And our campaign finance system favors the wealthy over everyday, working New Yorkers. To tackle the crises we face in housing, living wage jobs, criminal justice, affordable health care, transportation, climate, fair taxes, and more, we must transform a campaign finance system that advantages the interests of the few over those of the many.

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